Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman and author

Anthony Montague-Browne, Churchill's assistant, said that Churchill denied coining this phrase, but wished he had.

Sometimes given as "nothing but rum, buggery, and the lash."

Added on 27-Jul-11 | Last updated 8-Dec-21
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